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How to Be an Excellent, Award-Winning ESL Teacher

During my time here in Korea, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some great teachers. One of those teachers is my friend, Candice, from South Africa. It’s possible you’ve watched her in other videos of mine including one of her award-winning classes she presented to the Busan Office of Education.

Back in 2012 Candice was recognized by the Office of Education as the standout GET (Guest English Teacher) in all of Busan.

Korean Girls Taste American Snacks Phrases

Lately the video “Korean Girls Taste American Snacks” has been going viral around the internet. It’s quite entertaining!

If you haven’t seen it yet, “Korean Girls Taste American Snacks” is a video done in a research setting where Korean girls try various snacks from the U.S. and make comments about them.

The girls and the interviewer are all speaking Korean, and the subtitles are in English.

This is a great opportunity to improve listening skills for studying Korean! Instead of following only standard textbook conversations, it’s better to mix in real life speech samples so you can understand how Koreans speak.

The ‘Interview’ Hack Suggests N Korea will now Cyber-Target the Private Sector too

northkorea-hack-100537123-primary_idgeAll the hubub on North Korea hacking Sony got me thinking about the impact this might have on the private sector. To date, most of the North Korea & hacking discussion has focused on cyber-attacks on big, predictable targets like the US Defense Department or South Korean Ministry of National Defense.

Korean Love Phrases For Dating & Romance

5 Easy Ways To Learn Korean NOW

Let’s make things easy on ourselves!

If you’re new to the Korean language, you may think it’s very difficult. After all, it has it’s own alphabet and the sentence structure is different than English. We’re not off to a good start!

However, there are ways to simplify the Korean language. On this page we’ll tell you about five easy ways to learn Korean.

Try them out, use the ones you like, and forget about the rest.

Sounds simple enough, right?

Let’s get to it!

1. Sixty Minute Korean Alphabet

One easy way to learn Korean is to first study the Korean alphabet (Hangul).

“Korean Age”: Old Before My Time

John Bocskay:

This is my latest over at Sweet Pickles and Corn: Life on the other side of the International Age Line. Wait, what? Just read it.

Originally posted on SWEET PICKLES & CORN:

South Korean Love Industry

“The beauty of nomadic life is that you’re detached from the flaws of the surrounding society while you soak up the best it has to offer. You’re an observer. You have no stake. You’re just passing through.”- Richard Boudreaux


Top 5 Authentic Korean Drinking Places in Toronto


I know where I’m going when I go to Toronto.  Have you been to any of these places in Toronto? Recommend any place ? Let us know below !

Originally posted on Korea-Canada Blog:

10 Korean Date Ideas Everyone Can Enjoy

UNTIL FEBRUARY 9th: If you were to choose, which Korean celebrity would you pick for a Valentine’s Day date? Go here to vote, leave a comment, and be in a drawing to get a 90 Day Korean language learning scholarship!


Let’s say you’ve got a date set up with a Korean, but you’re not sure where to go. The big day is coming soon, and you want to make a good impression. 악!

Or maybe you want to switch things up and have a Korean-style date with your significant other. Time for an adventure!

Below are the “Top 5 Korean Date Ideas” that you can do to have a Korean style couple experience. You can do many of these anywhere in the world, no matter what city you’re in.

Korean Valentine’s Phrases You Will Love


*Can’t read Korean yet? Go here for a free guide to learn in 60 minutes!


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or 해피 발렌타인 데이 in Korean.

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